CoffeeCup Software

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CoffeeCup Software Incorporated
Type Private
Industry Software
Founded Corpus Christi (1996)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Key people Hans Top, Director
Bob Visser, CFO
Jeff Welch, CTO
Scott Swedorski, VP of Software development
Products See complete products listing.
Employees 20 (June 2007)

CoffeeCup Software is an American computer software development company based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States founded in 1996. The name comes from the company's origins in an internet cafe owned by its founder.

The company currently creates over 25 software applications for creating, designing, and editing websites and a number of online services for webmasters. The company's third product, CoffeeCup Direct FTP, was the first FTP program to incorporate text editing functionality directly into the interface in a "split screen" fashion.

CoffeeCup employs just over 20 programmers and designers and moved to new headquarters in the spring of 2007. In addition to a panel of user-advisers, CoffeeCup has a group of around 8000 “Ambassadors” who are invited to test drive new and existing software programs and report bugs and offer suggestions for improvements.[1]

CoffeeCup's Software has won many awards, including the Shareware Industry Award [2] six years running from 1999 to 2004 for the CoffeeCup HTML Editor. Other awards include being ranked #400 in the Interactive 500,[3] 11 CNet Editors Choice Awards, 18 Tucows 5-Star Awards, and ZDNet Best Pick for Web Design Software.[4]

History[edit]

CoffeeCup Software was started in a coffee house called “The Raven & The Sparrow” which was owned by the company's founder, Nicholas Longo. This was the only coffee house that offered free internet access in Corpus Christi, Texas at the time.[5][6][7]

Longo bought the domain "www.coffeecup.com" and designed a website for his coffee house. He soon received requests from other business owners who wanted help designing their own sites. Longo started by designing those sites using Notepad. After designing a website in this manner, he felt there was an opportunity to create a program to make designing websites easier. Longo got together with a regular customer of his coffee shop who was a programmer and they created the first version of the HTML Editor.

Since the coffee house already had the www.coffeecup.com domain name, the fledgling software company was named CoffeeCup Software and the first program was named CoffeeCup HTML Editor. Longo posted the program on his website. Eventually, CoffeeCup began charging $20USD for the program. In 1996 Longo decided to put away the espresso machines and devote full-time attention to developing software.

CoffeeCup offers a core group of programs free to schools. CoffeeCup Software's K–12 Donation Program allows public schools to request the Educational Software Package (ESP) Free for classroom use to elementary and secondary public schools, and public libraries.[8]

Introduction of Mac applications[edit]

Starting at the end of 2011 CoffeeCup began to debut their new line of OS X compatible programs including the Web Editor, Web Form Builder and Web Image Studio. The Web Editor quickly received high reviews for the inclusion of tools such as an interactive preview pane, tag matching, drag-n'-drop coding, and search-based editing. The Web Editor won the About.com Readers Choice Awards in 2012.[9]

Products[edit]

  • CoffeeCup HTML Editor
  • Responsive Layout Maker Pro
  • VisualSite Designer
  • Direct FTP
  • Web Form Builder
  • Responsive Button Builder
  • Responsive Menu Builder
  • Website Insight
  • Shopping Cart Creator Pro
  • Shopping Cart Designer Pro
  • Animation Studio
  • Web Editor - OS X
  • Web Form Builder - OS X
  • Web Image Studio - OS X
  • Image Mapper
  • Website Color Schemer
  • Web Calendar
  • Web Video Player
  • Flash Website Font
  • Flash Photo Gallery
  • Web Juke Box
  • Flash Menu Builder
  • Live Chat
  • Google SiteMapper
  • Password Wizard
  • PixConverter
  • MP3 Ripper & Burner
  • Image Mapper
  • StyleSheet Maker
  • GIF Animator
  • WebCam
  • CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor
  • InstaWeb - OS X
  • CoffeeCup Free Zip Wizard
  • CoffeeCup Free Image Viewer
  • CoffeeCup Free FTP 4.0
  • CoffeeCup Free DHTML Menu Builder
  • CoffeeCup LockBox
  • sIFR Font Maker 1.0

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